We stayed at Kinloch Lodge for one night as we had opted for the DBB package. The reception is reached following arrows and seems to be the bar - which is fine as that is where we had our 'complimentary' arrival drinks.
Our bedroom was situated in a separate contemporary building (designed to look like the original Lodge but is less than 20 years old). We were given room 16 which had a pleasant side view of the Loch. The furnishings were plush and the bed was as large as it was comfortable but the TV was of a rather ancient disposition (which was acceptable as we were here for the views and the food). However, on entering the room one could feel that it was extremely warm (and for no obvious reason). We couldn't open the window much as i) it was held in place by a chain screwed into the window frame and ii) the staff member who showed us the room cautioned us against leaving the window open whilst eating as midges might enter the room.
We awoke at approx 2 a.m. and the room was very hot despite it being cool outside (and no heating was on). A fan was at hand so we used that to bring in cool air from outside and tried to return to sleep. Alas, the room remained inordinately hot so a sound sleep was not possible.The contrast of the temperatures between the bedroom and the adjoining bathroom was apparent when we arose in the morning. We concluded that there must have been 'something' that was keeping our room hot.
The cost of the DBB was £170 per person was means the room and breakfast cost £100 per person i.e. £200 for the two of us. It is questionable that this can be considered value for money.
If we had to stay again we would opt to pay for an upgraded loch view room (rooms 17,18,19) providing the occasion warranted the extra £50 plus per person.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kinloch Lodge, the home of world-renowned cook and author Claire Macdonald and her husband Godfrey, high chief of the Clan Donald. Enjoy exquisite views and sumptuous food in their ancestral home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kinloch Hotel Sleat
- Kinloch Lodge Isle Of Skye/Sleat, Scotland